Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2020, Page: 22-25
Repetitive Transcraneal Magnetic Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of Vascular Dementia Report of 2 Cases
Perez Veitia, Neurology, Anahuac University, Cancun, Mexico
Jose Felix, Neurology, Anahuac University, Cancun, Mexico
Received: Dec. 3, 2018;       Accepted: Jul. 26, 2019;       Published: Aug. 31, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20200602.11      View  175      Downloads  46
Abstract
Introduction: Vascular dementia is a clinical syndrome that includes a wide range of cognitive spectrum caused by cerebrovascular disease. Different manifestations and risk factors have been reported in several publications. With the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation has been addressed and deepened in the study of this entity. With the development of the new repetitive magnetic stimulation equipment, the possibility of neuromodularity has been opened and the cortico-subcortical damage present has been rehabilitated, which constitutes a new approach into neurological terapeutics. Clinical Cases: We present two patients with vascular dementia, according to clinical and tomographic criteria. Which present cognitive alterations accompanied by behavioral disorders. Standardized tests are performed and subjected to treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, using dementia and cerebrovascular disease protocols of the Actipulse PRO team. The patients were submitted to 40 sessions. Two months later, they underwent the same diagnostic tests and confirming cognitive improvement and executive functions. It was also demonstrated the improvement in the coexistence and social performance. Conclusion: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new method that is currently revolutionizing the treatment of some neurological and psychiatric diseases. Although its way of acting and duration of treatment is not yet standardized, it gives us a new way of neuromodular brain activity, and it is necessary to deepen new population studies to protocolize treatments.
Keywords
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Vascular Dementia, Neuromodulation, Neurorehabilitation
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Perez Veitia, Jose Felix, Repetitive Transcraneal Magnetic Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of Vascular Dementia Report of 2 Cases, International Journal of Clinical and Developmental Anatomy. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2020, pp. 22-25. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20200602.11
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